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Tacitus' Histories

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Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The Histories was written between 110 and 100 B.C. It covered the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, the rise of Vespasia…

Bradford's History of the Plymouth Settlement, 1608-1650

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William Bradford


The journal of William Bradford, who served five terms as governor of the Plymouth colony, is an indispensable document of the events of ear…

Bible (KJV) NT 05: Acts

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King James Version


Acts tells the story of the Apostolic Age of the Early Christian church, with particular emphasis on the ministry of the Twelve Apostles and…

The Worst Journey in the World, Vol 1

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard


The Worst Journey in the World is a memoir of the 1910–1913 British Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott. It was written and publ…

The Lancashire Witches

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William Harrison Ainsworth


The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalised account of the activities of the notorious witches Demdike, Chattox and Alice Nutter who, t…

A Short History of the United States

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Edward Channing


Channing's best known work, A History of the United States, is regarded as one of the most complete and accurate accounts of American histor…

Troilus and Criseyde

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Geoffrey Chaucer


Troilus and Criseyde is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer which re-tells in Middle English the tragic story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde set …

The Gettysburg Address

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Abraham Lincoln


It was a cloudy November day in 1863 when thousands gathered to hear renowned orator Edward Everett dedicate a national cemetery at the site…

History of the United States, Vol. IV: The West and Jacksonian Democracy

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Charles Austin Beard


Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and inte…

Two Years in the Forbidden City

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Princess Der Ling Yu


THE author of the following narrative has peculiar qualifications for her task. She is a daughter of Lord Yu Keng, a member of the Manchu Wh…

Bible (KJV) 08: Ruth

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King James Version


This short Old Testament book tells the story of Naomi and Ruth, Naomi's daughter-in-law and great-grandmother of King David. (Summary by Tr…

A Child's History of England

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Charles Dickens


A Child's History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in th…

The Story of the Pony Express

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Glenn D. Bradley


The Story of the Pony Express offers an in depth account behind the need for a mail route to connect the eastern U.S. with the rapidly popul…

Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

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Sabine Baring-Gould


This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-…

Richard I

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Pe…

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Paul Lacroix and Jean De La Lacroix


A comprehensive and detailed account of medieval life and culture in France, with reference to other parts of Europe, including chapters on …

History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Vol. 2

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Gaston Maspero


History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in t…

United States Constitution and Amendments

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United States Government and Unit


The Constitution is the charter of government and the supreme law of the United States of America. It was signed by delegates to the Constit…

The Book of Hallowe'en

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Ruth Edna Kelley


This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other…

The Byzantine Empire

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Charles William Chadwick Oman


Fifty years ago the word “Byzantine” was used as a synonym for all that was corrupt and decadent, and the tale of the East-Roman Empire was …

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